Mount Williwaw

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 61 ° 6' 15" N, 149 ° 30' 49" W
  • Region: Anchorage
  • Nearest City: Anchorage
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  • Elevation: 5161 ft (1573.07 m)
  • Parent: Chugach Mountains

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About
In the Chugach Mountains, near the head of Ship Creek, 2.5 mi NNW of Indian Creek Pass and 15 mi SE of Anchorage.

History
Named in 1963 by the Mountaineering Club of Alaska because an infantry company from nearby Fort Richardson was caught, in May 1962, in a williwaw (a windy spring blizzard) near the slopes of this mountain. Three men died of exhaustion before the group was rescued.

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